Fair and Equitable Public Management

UNOPS promotes the Fair and Equitable Public Management #GPJE approach to maximize the transparency and profitability of public spending, generating significant impacts on the use of public resources through practices that increase efficiency, sustainable profitability, and transparency.

Innovation and Technology

Efficacy and efficiency


Private sector: Compliance and open competencies

Sustainable value

Experienced public officials

Integrity and transparency

Equality: Gender and transparency

Fair and Equitable Public Management is a “side of the coin” of the modern governmental management; the other side is the fight against corruption. Every concrete progress that generates a fairer and more equitable public management takes space away from corruption and illegality and, therefore, it is inserted into virtuous cycles that increase the satisfaction of the citizenship, their access to rights, their active participation in the administration of their communities, their desire to participate in building a better society in the territories where they operate.

Perspectives of the Fair and Equitable Public Management

The #GPJE is articulated with a series of Perspectives that are complementary, the core is the Value of Money, because the ultimate goal of the #GPJE is to invest in the best possible and sustainable way public resources for the benefit of the population.

Actions in Guatemala

UNOPS established world-class control mechanisms by opening its processes to the civil society oversight by means of the inclusion of Transparency International in its local chapter. In the procurement procedures, as well as in the specific aspects of counselling and evaluations of drug listings, the relationship was facilitated with relevant institutions, such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The expansion of IGSS supplier base was encouraged, increasing the number of IGSS suppliers from 160 in 2015 to 250 in 2019. Likewise, the percentile share of the first 10 suppliers in total awards has been declining, thus diversifying the supply base. UNOPS technical assistance helped to plan drug supplies, avoiding the shortage that has been one of the factors of direct procurements without bidding that encouraged corruption.

Innovation in public procurements is an element to highlight: UNOPS develops Electronic Reverse Auction (SIE) procurement processes through the UNOPS Electronic Procurement Management System (e-Sourcing). It also promotes Long-Term Agreements, through which contracts of up to two years are entered into, allowing the industry to better plan the production of medical supplies.

The UNOPS project of Assistance to IGSS is comprehensive and includes all the elements to go together with the modernization of various units and processes with the consequent reduction of conditions that promotes corruption. In this regard, products and foundational results were achieved for the new IGSS, such as:

Review of the Basic Medicines List Creation of a Logistics Directorate and another Central Therapeutic Directorate Creation of a Market Intelligence Unit

Business Intelligence-based procurement dashboards More comprehensive warehouse management software.

In view of the substantive impact of the technical assistance component on the original project, IGSS decided to allocate an additional US$ 5 million in an extension of the project implemented by UNOPS for additional institutional strengthening activities. The fact that a Latin American public entity is willing to invest such a high budget in resources to improve its Public Management capabilities is an indicator of IGSS's determination to improve, as well as the value it sees in UNOPS technical assistance.